Calvin Charles Philpot

Calvin Charles Philpot

Death 8 Aug 1901 (aged 71)
Burial Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 19765410 · View Source
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Capt. Calvin Philpot, 5th child of 11, born to WILLIAM IRVING and ELIZABETH (York) PHILPOT, was born October 29, 1829 in Georgia and died August 15, 1901, buried in City Cemetery, Cedartown, Georgia. Calvin served as Sgt & Lt. in Company "K" 40th Georgia Infantry (CSA) & Capt in Company "C" Murchison's Batt'l Cavalry. In 1870 Calvin was a leading dry goods merchant in Cedartown for many years and at the time of his death was the head of the leading real estate firm in Cedartown. Calvin married (1) FRANCES "Fannie"ELLWOOD MOORE on April 4, 1864 in Macon County, Georgia. Fannie died about 1890.
He had been a man of remarkably strong constitution all his life of seventy-two years, and not until the last would his numerous friends believe that this was his fatal illness. The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church at 4:30 o,clock Friday afternoon by Dr. W. F. Glenn presiding elder of the Rome district, in the presence of a very large gathering of relatives and friends. The remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery, a long procession followed the funeral cortege from the church. Calvin Philpot was born in originally Paulding, now Haralson county, Ga., in October 1829 being a member of a very large family, with many connections in both Polk and Haralson counties. In the early 50,s he went to old VanWert and accepted a clerkship in the store of his brother-in-law, Capt. J. H. Dodds, and finally became a member of the firm of Simpson & Philpot. When the war broke out he enlisted in the 40th Georgia regiment and was a brave and loyal Confederate soldier. During the war he was happily married to Miss Fannie E. Moore near Tuskeegee, Ala., and moved to Cedartown in 1866, going into business here. In 1868 an incident in the lives of Captain Philpot and his noble wife demonstrated their goodness and unselfishness. Capt. Dodds and his wife, who was a sister to Capt. Philpot, died in VanWert, leaving seven children parentless. These children were taken to the home and hearts of this loving couple and reared to man and womanhood. At the bier of their deceased uncle and benefactor, there were no more sincere mourners than these grateful nephews and nieces. Captain Philpot was a loyal member of the Methodist church for a quarter of a century, and was always on the moral side of every issue involving the public good or private life, and always maintained his convictions fearlessly and uncompromisingly. He was in business here for thirty-five years and was for a long time a leading merchant of Cedartown. At the time of his death he was at the head of the leading real estate firm in this city. Always patriotic and home-loving, Capt. Philpot was first and last for Cedartown, and took an active interest in every movement for the upbuilding and growth of his city. No public enterprise failed to receive his hearty endorsement, and in his death Cedartown loses one of her most progressive and enterprising citizens. In the early 90,s Captain Philpot lost his companion, and on May 10, 1893, was married to Miss Metella Fouche, a most estimate lady of Rome, who survives him. This devoted wife did all in human power to minister to every want of her husband during his illness and death, as she had ever done during their happy union. She has the sympathy of all in her bereavement, as indeed has the large circle of relatives in Cedartown and Polk County.
Metella was a school teacher, born in Georgia. She was the daughter of SIMPSON and SARAH ELIZABETH FOUCHE. Simpson Fouche was a college professor. Calvin and Metella were the operators of a boarding house when the 1900 census was taken. They listed ten boarders. In the 1930 census Metella was age 83 and living with her was a nephew DAVID PLOWDEN, age 37, born in South Carolina. His wife was LILLA, age 33, born in Georgia

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